Nearly Naked Ruck Marchers step out in long johns to combat PTSD

Feb 22, 2017

Ruckmarchers at last year's event
Credit Aimee Bandelin‎

The forecast says it will be sunny and 27 on Saturday.

For many people, the prospect of a ten mile hike, carrying a loaded pack and dressed only in long underwear would be, well ... depressing.

But for the Nearly Naked Ruck Marchers, the weight  they carry (a contribution of $10 equals one pound), represents the weight they carry in the battle against post-traumatic stress.

And the heavier the pack, says founder and executive director of 23rd Veteran, Mike Waldron, the more significant it is.